At the successfully concluded 1st General Assembly, the ASARECA Business committee presented a number of recommendations which were adopted by the First ASARECA General Assembly on December 16, 2011 at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.
L-R: Dr Emilly Twinamasiko, Hon.Tress Buchanayandi, Dr Seyfu Ketema, Prof. Elly Sabiiti.
The recommendations fall under two broad categories – (I) Recommendations on Agricultural Development Challenges and Opportunities and (II) Recommendations on National and Regional Institutions Perspectives.
The recommendations on the national and regional institutions perspectives highlight the way forward for:
- Supporting Farmers and their Organisations
- Strengthening Extension
- Supporting NGOs
- Supporting the Private Sector and their Strategic Partners
- Dealing with Emerging Issues Underlying Food Insecurity in the ASARECA Region and Role of Agriculture in Overall Regional Transformations
- Mainstreaming Universities in the Research and Development System
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